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Scan WhatsApp QR Code from device with broken screen to access WhatsApp Web

i need to get a bunch of Whatsapp contacts off my phone, however i cant see anything on the screen. The phone still works.I tried to get it into debugging through usb mode but i cant see anything and ...
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Wifi not working on Samsung S3 (WifiStateMachine( 2240): Failed to load driver)

as I am really desperate now about the wlan problem on my Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 I am now going to post a question in the hope that someone might help me fix it. Problem description: I cannot ...
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Why can I still not receive OTA updates after flashing stock firmware on my Moto G7?

After purchasing a Motorola Moto G7, I rooted it using TWRP and Magisk. After a few months of having it rooted, I decided to undo the process in order to restore the ability to receive OTA updates. ...
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Completely disable Nexus 5 Power Button and Remap to Volume Button

I have a 1.5 year old Nexus 5 and its power button is somehow broken from the inside. The thing goes in a reboot loop whenever I either try to turn the phone on or put it on charging. Upon giving it a ...
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Philz touch 6 stuck in recovery mode

I recently installed philz touch 6 recovery on my galaxy tab 3 lite, with the main purpose of rooting. When I downloaded it over ODIN it was fine, and booted into recovery. Now, when I try to boot (...
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“Set Warranty Bit : Kernel” text after rooting Samsung Galaxy

I recently tried rooting my Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 (SM-T377P) using Odin and TWRP. I have successfully installed TWRP and the latest version of Superuser. When I try and boot, it gets on a very slow ...
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the operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way?

While trying to update my device I get: "the operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way" I get this message. My device is also rooted. What should I do? Galaxy Tab A (...
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How can I rooting a ZTE stack 6.0.1 z799vl

I'm looking for a way to root my ZTE stack running 6.0.1 and the model number is z799vl
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How to root Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850A?

Seems I have searched vastly across the internet to no avail. So far, I've tried using a CF-auto-root file with Odin 3, and vroot, neither of which worked. The only helpful thread I've found was an ...
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Is it possible to root a Kindle Fire running software version 10.2.6?

Is it possible to root a Kindle Fire running software version 10.2.6? If so how, and if not will it ever be? I can't stand this keyboard! I'd root just for Swype!
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how do you properly root galaxy s3 i9300 on mac?

I am trying to root my Galaxy S3 i9300 on a Apple Mac. I followed the instructions here But instead of my phone starting up ClockWorkMod recovery, my phone keeps booting up on android recovery. Any ...
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What is CSC Fastboot Mode, and how to get rid of it?

I am trying to access my Zenfone Go's fastboot in order to unlock its bootloader, but it seems to have been replaced with something called "CSC Fastboot mode". In this mode, I just see the ASUS logo, ...
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Accidentally set radio to USA band

Accidentally set radio to USA band I was playing around with ##4636## and accidentally set the radio band to USA Band. Now there's no way of changing it back so now I can't even connect to a network, ...
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How to fix the recovery mode error?

I am trying to root my Samsung Galaxy Ch@t GT-B5330 (4.1.2) following this guide. I have reached the point when I am intended to use the recovery mode menu (that is reached by holding volume-up when ...
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Destroyed (boot/recovery).img after rebooting the device

I use Realme 3 pro device with SD710 running android 9.0 with ColorOs UI, and i'm trying to root my device with Magisk module. First i followed the instructions at link to unlock bootloader,then ...
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Root HTC one V on Mac OS X

I'd like to root my HTC One V. Are there any tools specifically for this? I'm trying to follow this guide but having trouble with step 6 in the HTCdev-Unlock Bootloader guide. Currently, running Mac ...
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Rooting Xperia Ray (ST18i) with 4.1.B.0587 build

I've been trying to root my xperia ray device by following the instruction given in this post. It doesn't seem to work properly for me. Whenever I try to flash with 4.1.A.0.562 kernel it says that my ...
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Can “Magisk” hide bootloader status?

I am planning to flash Lineage OS 14.1 on my Lenovo p1ma40 to give it a new life. But I often have to do various payment and transactions using banking apps. As you might know , these apps check for ...
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Block mobile internet access except portable hotspot without rooting my phone

I've seen many articles and tried many applications like 'mobiwol' 'droidwall' 'avast antivirus' 'foxfi'. What my problem is that I've a very limited mobile data and I want to use it with my laptop ...
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How to erase unsued space so that dumping userdata partition creates a sparse file of small size?

When I create a gzip image of userdata partition (/dev/block/mmcblk0p29) it creates huge 6.8GB image, previously it was 350MB. Is it possible through command-line to erase or wipe or delete space on ...
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Is it possible to root the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V) on Android 5.0 Lollipop?

I had root on 4.2 previously, but the update lost it, and with it my ability to use Sixaxis, AdFree, some features of NFC Tools and Tasker and Xposed modules. I have searched, but it does not appear ...
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LG P500 Rooting Isuue

I got a LG P500 Android device and I want to root it. The device is on stock ROM, android 2.3.3 V20e. Should I use SuperOneClick? And if so, how can I reboot my phone after the SuperOneClick procedure ...
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I accidentally formatted Android os from my redmi note 4

I am a new rooted smartphone user I was exploring the TWRP recovery. I accidentally deleted the android os from the phone. I confirmed the file system override. Please help me because I am a newbie ....
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Possibility of Hard brick with unlocking boot-loader and installing Custom ROM

My android device CPU is MT6592 (8xARM Cortex –A7@1664 MHz) with instruction set 32-bit ARMv7. Board and product is ht1_107a_iball_mjk. Apart from this, Codename is REL, Internal Memory is 16GB and ...
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How can I root my Toshiba AT300?

I'm trying to get root access on a toshiba AT300 android tablet. I found this post from google where this guy has tried to get root access. http://www.thriveforums.org/forum/toshiba-thrive-...
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Rooting Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100

How does one root a Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100 (with its original Android 2.3 Gingerbread), preferably under Linux Mint? This questions pertains specifically the GT-i9100 version (not GT-i9100G nor ...
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How can I root my root LG Optimus 2X running stock ICS?

I upgraded my LG O2X to stock ICS. How can I root the device? Superoneclick is not working for the same.
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Rooted Samsung galaxy a70 with TWRP and Magisk and can't use Samsung pass

Edit Basically can't use Samsung pass biometrics although I can use fingerprint to log into apps Worries
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How to root Xperia Z Ultra safely?

I want to root my Xperia Z ultra . but not finding any safe method for it. I have heard of kingroot . is that safe ? please help me to find other safe ways to root my device.
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Root Samsung Galaxy J Max ( SM-T285YD)

How to root Samsung Galaxy J Max ( SM-T285YD) Tablet and install TWRP Recovery? Till now i have already tried apps like KingRoot, Towellroot, RootGenius and all of failed rooting this device.
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Auto boot (start or power on) KXD W41 on charge

I've just rooted my KXD W41 to apply power on on charge as I want to install it in my car. KINGO was my rooting software of choice and I've also installed Root File Manager. As descripted on ...
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Can't remove Half-root caused by KingoRoot

I have a Huawei Y536A1 with Android 4.4.3 which I attempted to root with KingoRoot but it ended up giving me a half-root after testing it with the Freedom app. I tried uninstalling it using the ...
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Need help unlocking my bootloader on HTC Desire 310

EDIT: It has failed with a too many links error This christmas I was treated to a HTC Desire 310 and I am trying to root it which I understand needs the bootloader unlocked. That is where my issue ...
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Samsung Galaxy S10+ Will not boot into Recovery mode from Download Mode

for the first time ever i'v tried to root my samsung device I am running a Samsung Galaxy S10+ SM-G975F I started by making sure OEM was unlocked + USB debugging put the phone into bootloader mode ...
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Problem rooting Xperia E Dual

I am following the below post to root my Xperia E Dual. How To Root Xperia E! Latest Update! (Locked Bootloader)*LINKS UPDATED* NOOB GUIDE! In step 4 to install Framaroot APK we need to Check ...
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How to root Kindle Fire HD 8.9"

I have purchased a Kindle Fire HD 2. Generation (2012) and wanted to root it. I followed the instructions from Rooting a new Kindle Fire HD and and other instructions found via google. When I run the ...
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adb.exe android gives me error with su

I rooted my device (lenovo 2107a) and then updated new custom firmware with below instructions: Downloaded new firmware into sdcard/clockworkmod booted to CWM selected "backup and restore" -> "...
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Is it necessary to have an unlocked bootloader to root a device? [duplicate]

My LG Stylo 2 Sprint Version running on Android 7 Nougat has a locked bootloader. LG made sure that the bootloader can't be unlocked. This article states that it's possible to root with a locked ...
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How root huawei y7 trt lx1/ switch slot?

I am trying to root my phone, I unlocked bootloader I have uploaded Magisk-v16.6 to internal storage I flashed by many twrp versions (fastboot flash recovery TWRP_3.2.3_TRT-LX1_by_kiruha_21.img/ ...
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Unbrick Samsung Galaxy Core Prime SM-G360V

I need to know how to un-softbrick the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime. I don't know how it got bricked, I was just asked to fix it. It looks like a bootloop issue. The Product name is SM-G360V. I have ...
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Can't install TWRP on Note 4

I'm trying to install TWRP ("openrecovery-twrp-2.8.1.1-trltetmo.img.tar") on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910F with Android 5.1.1 . I tried to do it with Odin versions v3.09 and v3.10.7 using different ...
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How to root ZTE prestige

I've looked at XDA and couldn't find anything and nobody will answer my question there. Please let me know if it is possible and if it is, how to do it? Methods I already tried: Framaroot Kingoroot ...
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Force debug in safe mode via USB?

I did something so stupid I'm almost kind of proud of it. I rooted my LG Optimus T (Froyo) using Gingerbreak, cleaned out a bunch of stuff, and accidentally deleted the home screen launcher. No big, I'...
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How to root the Droid Maxx with 4.4.4 KitKat

Is there a way to root the Motorola Droid Maxx (Android 4.4.4 KitKat)? It doesn't even support the ESPN app as-is.
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How do I unlock bootloader and root LG Optimus Zone 3 (VS425PP)?

How do I unlock the bootloader on LG Optimus Zone 3 (VS425PP) in a simple, easy to follow steps? Then how do I root the device and return to a fully functional cell phone that is stable and rooted? ...
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Need Root For Asus Zenfone 5(T00J) 8 GB(Kitkat ROM)

I Need to root my Zenfone 5 (Asus T00J) - 8 GB Kitkat ROM, But I can't find any solution over Internet. Please help me to get the root for Asus Zenfone 5. Also need The CWM. Thank you....
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Fastboot doesn't recognize OnePlus3 although adb does

When trying to root my OnePlus3 I ran into the issue that when running fastboot devices my output is blank. Some people said that even while it returns a blank output other commands should still work ...
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How to root LG K7 (MS330)?

I have a cleaning program on my phone and one of the program functions is to optimize CPU.When I try this, it says I do not have root privileges. How can I get root privileges on my android LG MS330 ?...
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How to root Tecno WX3P?

I have Tecno WX3P phone. I would like to change the font of my phone but it just won't do so. I'm told that for me to be able to change its font I should root it. But I don't know how to root my phone....
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Unable to install Custom Recovery

I am unable to install custom recovery on my phone. I am following these instructions : http://www.informationlord.com/root-micromax-canvas-a1/. Every time I try to do it i get the following error: ...